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srd1941 Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2012Thu 09-Feb-12 02:23 AM
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"Vibration Reduction"


Waterville, US
          

Is it detrimental to the Vibration Reduction function if it is left on when camera is not in use?

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Thu 09-Feb-12 07:01 AM
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#1. "RE: Vibration Reduction"
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Seattle, WA, US
          

VR is only running when you press the shutter release. Assuming that you turn off the camera when it is not in use, the position of the VR switch on the lens will not matter.

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srd1941 Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2012Thu 09-Feb-12 04:07 PM
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#2. "RE: Vibration Reduction"
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Thanks Joseph
I kind of thought that was the way it worked but couldn't find any documentation.
Stan

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Thu 09-Feb-12 06:22 PM
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#3. "RE: Vibration Reduction"
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Richmond, US
          

Perhaps. I find that it's quite possible to not give enough time for the VR element to settle, leading to very poor results. It's not a problem with proper use, but often I'm not always careful enough. As a result I turn VR off if I'm not expecting to need it.

Moreover, it is said that VR can affect bokeh, and I have a small amount of evidence that this is true. Since I use VR only when necessary, it's not a concern to me.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 09-Feb-12 06:49 PM
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Hi Stan,

In a word, No.
Before you turn the power switch off, wait for the VR mechanism to disengage. It takes a few seconds after you release the shutter button.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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